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Mobic Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What are the possible side effects of meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What is the most important information I should know about meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking meloxicam (Mobic)?
- How should I take meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mobic)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mobic)?
- What should I avoid while taking meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What other drugs will affect meloxicam (Mobic)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking meloxicam (Mobic)?
Do not use meloxicam just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
This medicine may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term.
This medicine may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning while you are taking meloxicam, especially in older adults.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to meloxicam, or if you have a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
Meloxicam may cause a delay in ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). You should not take meloxicam if you are undergoing fertility treatment, or are otherwise trying to get pregnant.
To make sure you can safely take meloxicam, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
- heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure;
- a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;
- liver or kidney disease,
- a seizure disorder such as epilepsy;
- polyps in your nose; or
- if you smoke.
FDA pregnancy category D. Taking meloxicam during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using meloxicam.
Meloxicam can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old without the advice of a doctor.
How should I take meloxicam (Mobic)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Meloxicam is usually taken once per day. Follow your doctor's instructions.
You may take meloxicam with or without food.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
If a child is taking this medication, tell your doctor if the child has any changes in weight. Meloxicam doses are based on weight in children.
The maximum amount of meloxicam for adults is 15 milligrams (mg) per day. Know the amount of meloxicam in the specific product you are taking.
If you use meloxicam long-term, your blood will need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.
This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using meloxicam.
Store at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light.
Additional Mobic Information
- Mobic Drug Interactions Center: meloxicam oral
- Mobic Side Effects Center
- Mobic Overview including Precautions
- Mobic FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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